Friday, 29 November 2013

Christening card

Thought we would have a break from Christmas cards today, I was asked by my daughter to make a Christening card last month and thought I would do something a little more personal. I got here to take a pic of Poppy's hand holding her mummy's finger, I printed it out in black and white and this is the finished card

The stamp was borrowed so cant be sure of the make, the branch punch is from Martha Stewart, the paper flowers are from my stash. I used some pearl brads for the flower centres and some pearl sprays to add some texture. The Die at the back is a Spellbinders and the bow die is from Die-namics. Papers are some old Craftwork Cards.
Have a great weekend, be back soon with more cards


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Gilding Christmas cards

Gilding flakes are so popular at the moment and are so easy to use. The tree card I have shown before as it was a demo card but as everyone loved it I did it a class card as well. The first card uses a Inkylicious stamp with an embossed frame. Mirror card is not easy to photograph but you get the idea.

Products used:

Stamps: Inkylicious Christmas Deer [happy]
Embossing folders/Dies: Die'sire Snowflakes 6", Spellbinders Squares
Flakes: Cosmic Shimmer Persian Dawn
Extras: Indigoblu Flitter glue, Bronze Mirror card, Black ribbon

Products used:

Stamps: Indigoblu Trees, Paula Pascual Christmas sentiments.
Flakes: Cosmic Shimmer Silver Dream
Extras: Mark Richards Nailheads, Indigoblu Flitter glue, Silver Mirror card

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Die Cutting Christmas cards

Two cards today using die cuts and die cut machines. First one has a base that's slightly different, two pieces of card with a scored fold at one end and held together with 3 brads.

Products used:
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 8, Die'sire Snowflakes
Stamps: Woodware Christmas Greetings
Punches: Woodware Snowflake
Extras: Glitter, Brads
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling, Glitter card

Products used:
Dies: Spellbinders Heirloom Bauble 2013, Poinsettia's
Stamps: Indigoblu Seasons Greetings
Extras: Distress ink Old Paper, Red Berries, Peeled Paint, Small hole punch and some yellow card, Memento Cocoa,  ribbon
Papers: Echo Park Reflections Christmas

Monday, 25 November 2013

Acetate class

Love using acetate on cards and for this class we used two different types, the thick one to make a card base as it needs to be strong enough to stand up. The second one, a thinner type was suitable for just stamping on but use the correct ink or else it wont dry....for these cards I used White Stazon.

Products used:
Stamps: Indigoblu Christmas Greeting, Sam Poole Silhouette Poinsettia
Dies/Punch: Martha Stewart Branch, Tim Holtz Festive Greenery { swirls},Spellbinder Labels 22
Papers: Echo Park Reflections
Extras: Distress Ink Festive Berries, White Stazon Ink, Red Gingham ribbon, Yellow pearls
Second card, hard to photograph again but the base is 12" x 6" and scored in half. You also need to remember to cover all your glue with layers of card as you can see it. The red glitter was adhered to adhesive sheets instead of using wet glue.
Products used:
Stamps: Indigoblu Snowflakes { from sentiment set} Crafty Impressions Bauble sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders labels
Extras: Cosmic Shimmer Red polished glitter, Mirror card, Gems, White ribbon, double sided adhesive sheet, silver glitter gel pen.
Back tomorrow with some cards using gilding flakes


Sunday, 24 November 2013

White on White class

I love doing this style of card this time of year, this class was quite die cut heavy as you can't use many stamps and still retain the White on White feel. I also always use the same cardstock to make the entire card, from the base up. If you use prescored cards from a pack they will be a different shade of white to your A4 card so make the cards yourself.
First card uses some of the new Die'sire die cuts and my old ribbler machine, had for years but always brought out to make these cards to add some texture and dimension.

Products used:

Dies:  Die'sire Trees and Ivy, Spellbinders Ovals
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Stamps: Crafty Impressions
Extras: Stampendous Flocking, ribbler, White ribbon,gems

Second card uses my favourite Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosettes die and a new embossing folder from Crafters Companion. Its not easy to photo this one but the snowflakes are made from glitter card.

Products used:
Dies: Tim Holtz Snowflakes Sizzlet decorative Snowflake and Mini Snowflake rosette
Embossing folder: Die'sire Snowflakes 6"
Extras: White ribbon, gems
Stamps: Woodware Snow
Back tomorrow with some more cards.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

IndigoBlu/Inkylicious class

Todays cards use stamps from two of my favourite stamp company's. First one uses the Coppice stamp from Inkylicious.

products used:
Stamps: Inkylicious Coppice stamp, IndigoBlu Seasons Greetings
Inks: Distress Ink faded Jeans and Black Soot
Extras: Creative Expressions Black Pearls, Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Rock Candy, Post it notes
The second card uses some lovely Silver Gilding Flakes and the stunning bauble stamp from IndigoBlu.

Products used:
Stamps: IndigoBlu Bauble and Seasons Greeting stamps
Dies: Spellinders Botanical swirl corner
Papers: Bazzill Bling and Craft Creations Christmas paper
Extras: Silver Giding flakes, Burgundy Ribbon, Silver Nailheads
Back soon with some White on White cards

Friday, 22 November 2013

Embossing folders and Masks

Todays cards use an embossing folder to make a quick and easy card and then a card made with the new Hero Arts tree mask.

First up the embossing folder from Crafts too. Lovely Holly corner flourish combined with some fabulous Indigoblu stamps.

products used:
Stamps: Indigoblu Poinsettia, Stampendous Merriest Wish
Embossing folder: Crafts too Holly
Extras: Red Nailheads, Yellow Pearls, Red and Green cardstock
The Hero Art mask card uses some of the lush new glitter from Creative Expressions. I used the texture paste from Cosmic Shimmer to apply through the mask.
 Products used:

Mask: Hero Arts Christmas tree
Stamp: Paula Pascual Christmas Messages
Card: Craftwork Cards Christmas Post, Brown/Kraft card
Extras: Cosmic Shimmer Texture paste Clear, Cosmic Shimmer polished glitter Sea Green, Red Nailheads

Back soon with the next class using Inkylicious and Indigoblu stamps

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Quick and Easy Class

This time of year quick and easy cards are great, todays cards use simple designs that you can mass produce easily.

First up a stamp I saw at Ally Pally and as the Nordic theme is so popular still I had to have it. Secondly its a Stampendous stamp and they are a joy to stamp with.

Products used:
Stamps: Stampendous Sweater stamp, Woodware Heartfelt Christmas Wishes
Inks: Adirondack Red Pepper ink pad, Black Memento
Punch: Martha Stewart Snowflake
Extras: Vellum, Red Nailheads, Gingham ribbon, Red and Kraft cardstock

Second card uses one of the Woodware Candi stamps that are made to co-ordinate with Craftwork Cards Candi.

Products used:

Stamps: Woodware Snow Flower Bubble Bloom { sentiment comes with the stamp}
Papers: Echo Park Reflections Snowflake cardstock, Kraft and Red card
Extras: Craftwork card White Candi, Red Gingham ribbon, Stickles glitter glue
Inks: Distress ink Brushed Corduroy, Black Pigment ink

Lastly, as these cards took hardly anytime to make we made a third using the new Craftwork Cards die cut cards.

Products used:
Stamps: Indigoblu Seasons Greetings includes the tiny snowflake stamp on the background
Dies: Marianne Snowflakes LR0125
Cards: Craftwork Cards Fancy Edge Embossed cards Snowflake
Inks: Black Memento, Adirondack Viridian
Extras: Glitter card, Silver Nailheads

Next time I will have some cards made with embossing folders and masks.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Pan Pastels class

Slightly longer delay blogging than I wanted, had not planned on being ill for so long but hopefully I am back up and running again.

I did a Pan Pastels class recently and these are the cards we made. The first one with an autumnal feel.

Products used:

Stamps:  Woodware Leaf stamps Tree Names and Leaf selection
Pan Pastels: Red Iron Oxide, Bright Yellow Green, Violet
Ink: Black pigment
Extras: Twine, cling film, Clear Embossing powder, Nailheads

The second card used the newly released Metallic Pan Pastels, love these and will definitely be getting more!!

Products used:

Pan Pastels: Silver and Gold
Stamps: Inkylicious Lattice, Sue Wilson Bauble, Paula Pascal Christmas Messages, Sam Poole Silhouette Poinsettia {flourish}
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 28 and Elegant Labels 28
Inks: Versamark, Black Memento
Extras: Silver elastic thread, Gold Nailheads

My next class was Quick and Easy cards, so be back with those tomorrow night.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

All that glitters class

I am determined this week to catch up with posting cards from my classes at Forget me knot over the last few weeks.

First up is all that glitters class the Poinsettia background stamp is from Stampendous, which was coloured in with Promarkers and inked around the edges with Distress ink. We then used Ranger sticky embossing powder and Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy glitter. Sentiment is from Indigoblu.

The second card uses a snowflake mask from That Special Touch, Cosmic Shimmer glitters and another sentiment from Indigoblu. Finished off with some Nailheads, ribbon and some mirror card. The mask are quite big so this is a 8x8 card.

All products can be ordered or brought from the shop, back tomorrow with more cards

Heart Cut File

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